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You can buy FPGA accelerated Arduino board at Mouser

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Mouser Electronics has taken on a another Arduino embedded computing board line. A distribution deal with Alorium Technology will see Mouser offering an Arduino-compatible board with a difference, it adds hardware acceleration of an FPGA. The XLR8 development board’s main processor is also different for an Arduino board. The ATmega328-compatible microcontroller core is implemented in the Altera MAX 10 FPGA. And ...

Raspberry Pi goes Hi-Fi with audio valve amp

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Raspberry Pi gets an analogue audio amplifier for driving stereo headphones. The 503HTA, Hybrid Tube AMP/DAC is a small Hat size raspberry pi add-on developed by Pi 2 Design. Read more Raspberry Pi stories » It connects to the PI I2S port and its Burr-Brown PCM5102A DAC drives a single 12AU7 tube gain stage with solid state Class-A output. It ...

Raspberry Pi goes Tingbot app creative

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A group of developers in London at the NORD collective have designed the hardware and software to turn a Raspberry Pi into a platform for creative applications. They have dubbed it Tingbot and they are creating smartphone apps to allow users to design graphics, draw, connect to simple data feeds and other interactive apps. From a retro games emulator to ...

Get to know the BBC micro:bit at free IET events

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The Institution of Engineering and Technology is running a series of BBC micro:bit events around the UK to introduce the elecrocnis teaching initiative to teachers and parents of Year 7 school pupils. The first free event takes place on Saturday, 11 June 2016 from 10:00 to 15:30 at the Thales UK offcies in 1 Linthouse Road, Glasgow G51 4BZ. This ...

Build your own Siri for Arduino

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Arduino now has a standalone voice recognition and synthesiser which does not require an internet connection or cloud-based processing. It is a hardware shield which is claimed to ‘Siri- like’ recognise full sentences and has a 2GB internal dictionary. It can be programmed to recognise almost any complete English sentence and build a dialogue system to change its vocabulary. Audeme is ...

Drones and Raspberry Pi flying high at Erle

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Drone autopilot system developer, Erle Robotics has teamed up with Catuav to offer control systems for fixed-wing autonomous crafts. Erle Robotics has already developed an open autopilot shield for the Raspberry Pi which turns the tiny low cost computer module into a drone control system. Fixed-wing autonomous crafts are typically used for Earth survey missions as they are capable of ...

Arduino writes IoT manifesto

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Arduino Day took place in California at the weekend and founder Massimo Banzi unveiled the embedded development board community’s most powerful IoT platform to date. The launch of the MKR1000 joined a new Project Hub and Iot website as the Arduino community looks to embrace IoT in a big way. According to Banzi, the release of create.arduino.cc project hub will ...

Raspberry Pi gets shields for IoT

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Pi 2 Design has developed a number of media-based I/O shields for the Raspberry Pi 2. The 502SSD shield is a solid state drive which has a 802.11 Wi-Fi interface built-in. The subject for a successful Kickstarter funding campaign in December. The 502IoT is a professional I/O shield which provides access to sensors using the buffered 1-Wire Bus, along with ...

Smart clothing heats head and feet with a smartphone

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A team of German thermal clothing designers have developed a way of controlling your body temperature using a smartphone app. Called Vulpés, the are offering the first thermo-regulating beanies and heated insoles on Kickstarter. Based in Lubeck, they have developed a mobile application to connect the Vulpés apparel to a smartphone which can be used to control the temperature of ...

Mouser brings Imagination’s IoT design boards to market

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Imagination Technologies has created a number of IoT development boards under the Creator brand which are now being sold by Mouser Electronics. Imagination used Kickstarter to fund the initial supply of the Creator products which are now available from Mouser Electronics. These include the Creator Ci40 IoT hub and Ci40 kit (now available for pre-order) and the Creator Ci20 microcomputer. ...